Meg's Simple Sponge Cake

    25 min

    The recipe calls for equal amounts of butter, flour and sugar. You can fill with jam, icing or cream. Dust the top with sugar.

    Cheshire, England, UK
    59 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 225g (8 oz) butter or margarine
    • 225g (8 oz) self raising flour
    • 225g (8 oz) caster sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • jam for the filling

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease two tins (preferably the same size).
    2. In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one by one mixing as each one is added. Add sugar and mix. Sieve in the flour and fold until the ingredients are all combined. Pour the mixture equally into the two tins and spread it out with a palette knife or a spoon. Place into the oven for 12 -15 mins.
    3. To test that it is thoroughly cooked, poke a skewer into it and it should come out clean. If it isn't cooked, pop it in for some more time.
    4. Leave cakes to cool on a cooling rack.
    5. Spread with jam or other fillings and serve.

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    This is my favourite recipe for simple sponge cake - try adding half tsp baking powder and half a tsp of vanilla extract for extra flavour! Will be converting mine into a 3 tier present style cake (maybe 1 choc sponge) for my sisters birthday!  -  09 Feb 2012


    i loved it. it was nice, easy and fast  -  23 Nov 2011


    love it easy to follow but i put coco power in the mix and made coco butter icing to stick the cakes together and on the top as well with a little chocolate  -  04 Aug 2012